Arieb Azhar was born on 1972 and is a Pakistani musician known for his renderings of traditional Sufi poetry and folk songs.
13 Facts About Arieb Azhar
Arieb Azhar was born on 30 June 1972 at Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Arieb Azhar is the second son of Aslam Azhar, known as the father of Pakistani television due to his pioneering work in the early years of television in Pakistan.
Arieb Azhar was exposed to folk and classical Pakistani music as well to western classical music at home.
Arieb Azhar went to the Soviet Union at the age of 17 for studies but left soon, disillusioned by what he called the "corrupt system" pervasive there.
Arieb Azhar then spent 13 years of his life in Zagreb, Croatia where he became "completely integrated" and received his higher education in Indology and philosophy while performing music.
Arieb Azhar returned to Pakistan in 2004 to reconnect with his Pakistani roots.
Arieb Azhar is at ease and fluent in both Urdu and Punjabi languages as well as in Croatian.
In 2012, Azhar was to travel to the UK to work together with an eminent English folk singer Martin Simpson with the purpose of fusing Celtic and South Asian folk and classical music together to create a fusion on a 'soul' level.
Arieb Azhar said in an interview in 2012, "Martin and I are trying to come up with music together in a very natural and organic way where we are playing off each other's music 'feel' ".
One of Arieb Azhar's interests is to mix urban and folk-based songs with lyrics from Pakistani Sufi poets while making use of other Eurasian influences he has absorbed along the way.
Sometimes Arieb Azhar has been called a melting pot of musical and artistic influences.
Arieb Azhar is known for his Husn-e-Haqiqi song at Coke Studio.